(By Esther Penunia, MTCP2 RIA/AFA, December 18, 2014)
MTCP2 regional implementing agencies Asian Farmers Association (AFA) and La Via Campesina (LVC) have designed a four-day re-orientation and training program on monitoring and evaluation (M&E), knowledge management (KM) and financial management (FM) . This program will be conducted in each of the three sub-regions ( Southeast Asia, South Asia and Pacific) within two months (of December and January). The workshop is intended to respond to a recommendation during the MTCP2 expanded regional steering committee meeting last October 2014 to harmonize and level off on MTCP2’s systems and tools in planning, monitoring, evaluation, finance and knowledge management.
At the end of the four day training, participants from all MTCP2 implementing agencies at national , sub regional and regional levels (1) will have finalized their 2015 Qualitative Targets 2015-2018 as well as 2015 annual work plan and budget and (2) have clearer understanding of MTCP2 implementation and reporting formats. They will also experience hands-on training on filling out M&E forms, as well as on doing online reporting and knowledge sharing tools.
The first workshop is currently being held in Kathmandu Nepal, this Dec 17-20, and is being hosted by All Nepal Peasant Federation (ANPFa) , the SRIA in SA. Sixteen participants (4 females , 10 males) from the national implementing agencies (NIAs) in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are participating in this training program. #